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Dolce Summer Blouse

Added May 12, 2013

by Helguchi

Oviedo, Spain






I recently got my copy of Burdastyle Sewing Handbook and the first project that I chose from it was the blouse, specifically Novita’s variation. For the center front, side front and back pieces I used a coral orange crepe back satin. For the front and back yoke pieces I used an emerald green crepe back satin. I made a slight change and that was elimining the sleeves. Additionally, I put a long bow on the right shoulder. I finished the armholes with bias tape made out of the orange fabric. The project was pretty easy though I made a mistake. I used a fusible interfacing that wasn’t light enough, which made my front and back yokes look a little bulky. What I don’t like from the final result is that the crepe back satin creases a lot and is sort of hard to iron. Other than that I love the color and fall of the fabric and how beautifully it waves. I will do this project again using a more appropriate fusible interfacing to see if I can improve the result and my skills, of course. Also I would like to try to lengthen the pattern to sew a dress, I think it could be a very interesting project with the right fabric.

Material Notes

150 cm orange crepe back satin, 50 cm green crepe back satin, 91cm x10 cm lightweight fusible interfacing.




Garment Type
Casual, Romantic
Cotton, Linen, Satin

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    May 19, 2013, 01.15 AMby JPGagnon

    This is gorgeous – I love the color blocking and the view behind it is really nice too! ;)

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      May 20, 2013, 08.55 AMby Helguchi

      Thank you so much, Jason. Though I’m not very proud of this project. The idea was good but the project was very easy to commit any mistakes as I did. Hopefully the remake will be close to perfect. ;-)

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    May 14, 2013, 11.53 AMby liliv-1

    Very nice color mix! It will be great as a dress too.

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      May 14, 2013, 09.33 PMby Helguchi


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    May 13, 2013, 07.52 PMby Helguchi

    Thanks, Mary!

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    May 13, 2013, 05.28 AMby Mary Athey

    its lovely, great colours. I’d love to see this as a dress x

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